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Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Walter Askin, Janet Fitch, and Scott Gandel. These are names you know or have read in Hometown Pasadena’s story pages. All three have contributed to the online journal and educational resource called Literature for Life. Literature for Life was created with the idea of getting kids to fall in love with reading and writing by […]

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique

Cancer Support Community Pasadena wants us to holiday shop not only among the animals, but with a full stomach. CSC’s 1st Annual Holiday Boutique will be held on November 20th at CSC’s future home—within the new Pasadena Humane Society building. Sneak preview tours will be available. (How many CSC staffers and guests will go home […]

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s Time to Put a Fork In It

It’s now called “food insecurity,” but it’s still means the same thing. Being hungry. Not for a few minutes before the microwave dings or before In ‘n Out delivers our double/double with grilled onions and animal fries, but being hungry for hours, days, weeks, and even years. Friends who have shared their childhood memories of […]

Bungalows & Craftsman

Bungalows & Craftsman

Driving the streets of Los Angeles last month, cutting down side streets to avoid the traffic, we remembered the years we lived around the Wilshire District and West Hollywood; the lovely neighborhoods just off busy boulevards, small to medium houses with tidy lawns and constant blooms—and of every architectural style: Spanish, English Tudor, Victorian, Georgian […]

Holiday Ornament Contest

Holiday Ornament Contest

We realize competition isn’t a characteristic of the holiday spirit, but creating with our hands and spreading cheer is! So, let’s make some ornaments. Margaret Tonapetyan and Jenna Gibson have opened Art/work/space in a lovely lemon yellow cottage on Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. Art/work/place is the result of their dream to have an art […]

Holiday Take Home

Holiday Take Home

Do pending holiday meals bring feelings of joy and expectation, as well as jolts of anxiety and dread? Once again, Girl Friday and Urban Kitchen have teamed up to create a holiday “to go” menu that includes helpful sides and desserts to take the stress out of holiday cooking and for folks who will be […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Three Years!

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Three Years!

How time flies. We’re struggling to acknowledge that it’s been three years (we blinked!) since we walked up six flights of stairs—though with a 3rd landing whisky pick-me-up—to a building-wide penthouse that was surprisingly open and intimate and where in a small corner of the space, mix-matched chairs and a sofa circled around a table […]

Prophetic Yearning

Prophetic Yearning

                              Prophetic Yearning by Nicole Stranz Oh, Absent lover, Yarn for day Foibles damned Tryst entwined Folly forth Tongue sincere Sweat of rose Restraint defined Forgotten made Aged with Youth Wisdom solved Forever mine     Copyright © 2015 “Prophetic Yearning” […]

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

Pasadena’s Lian Dolan has won us with her humor and observations, first with Helen of Pasadena, followed by Elizabeth the First Wife, and with all of her public service appearances, such as the moderator at Pasadena Magazine’s Women in Business luncheon and most recently as emcee for the Cancer Support Community gala fundraiser. On November […]

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